Iconic Ground Zero photo almost left out of 9/11 Memorial Museum
NEW YORK (PIX11)– One of the most iconic and memorable photos after 9/11 almost wasn’t included in the Memorial Museum because it was too pro-American.
The museum staffers thought the picture of the firefighters raising the American flag from the rubble was too “rah – rah America” according to the new book “Battle for Ground Zero.”
But the public differed; the image was even made into a stamp.
After many arguments, eventually a compromise was reached.
The museum’s creative director, Michael Shulan, agreed to show the image in three different photos to get three different angles of the historic moment.